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Peter Straw
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Joined: Jan 08, 2002
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Please can you tell me how it is possible to send an error message to a jsp page from a servlet when an exception has been caught.
Say I have a class MyException.java which creates a string to show a user-friendly error message. How can I get this to forward to myError.jsp as the exception class has no handle on the request or response objects for the
getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher( itsPage ).include ( itsRequest, itsResponse ) method?
many thanks
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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sure -- what if you declare the exception in your web.xml like this:

FYI you can do this same kinda thing for 404, 403 and other error codes by changing the <exception-type> element to <error-code>
[ May 28, 2003: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]

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John Dunn
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Not quite what you asked for, but may be of use anyway...


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